Chicago-Arlington Heights Snowfall: New: 4.5 Inches on Pavement, 7 Inches on Grass; Snow Cover 7 Inches


New snowfall for Chicagoland area and Arlington Heights overnight, Thursday February 23, 2012 to Friday, February 24, 2012
On grassy areas, 7.0 inches of snow fell in Arlington Heights from about 2:30 p.m. Thursday until 7:00 a.m. Friday. The event is not finished, and the trailing edge of precipitation indicated on radar is between Rockford and the Mississippi River. The snow is wet and heavy, good packing for snowmen and snowballs. Winter Weather Advisory extended to noon Friday, February 24, 2012.

Snow cover is 7.0 inches on grassy areas. Snow cover is 4.5 inches on unplowed pavement.

Chicago Executive Airport
Lat: 42.11 Lon: -87.9 Elev: 646
Last Update on Feb 24, 6:52 am CST

Light Snow Fog/Mist

33 °F
(1 °C)
Humidity: 89 %
Wind Speed: NW 12 G 24 MPH
Barometer: 29.48″ (999.0 mb)
Dewpoint: 30 °F (-1 °C)
Wind Chill: 24 °F (-4 °C)
Visibility: 0.75 mi.

FORECAST (as of FRI FEB 24 2012, 07:15 AM CST) …
Today: Snow showers, mainly before noon. High near 36. Breezy, with a northwest wind between 15 and 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. Total daytime snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

Tonight: A slight chance of snow showers before midnight, then a chance for flurries. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 20. West northwest wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Saturday: Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 32. West northwest wind between 5 and 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 20. West wind 5 to 15 mph becoming south southeast. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.

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